There has been another major earthquake in Nepal, this time one of magnitude 7.3 which struck at 12:35 pm local time. Significant aftershocks are also being reported.
The epicentre was east of Kathmandu, near Everest, approximately 50 miles from the capital. It was also felt in Pokhara and in neighbouring India and Bangladesh. Buildings already weakened by last month’s quake collapsed, though, thankfully, there was not the same level of destruction.
We are thankful that all partner staff are accounted for and safe.
A further 65 people have been killed and more than 2,000 injured. Although not near as deadly as the earthquake of 26th April, this is a devastating blow to the country, bringing yet more uncertainty and fear to those who were beginning to rebuild their lives.
Our partners, INF Nepal, also report that this quake has further damaged parts of Green Pastures Hospital in Pokhara. As a result, patients already traumatised by the first quake will be sleeping on the veranda of the new Spinal Cord unit. This facility specialises in the care and rehabilitation of people with spinal injuries and will be a crucial part of INF’s continuing earthquake response.
Our partners have requested that you please pray:
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